Reaching out

CLMooc viz 1

Back in my first ever cMOOC (rhizo14), I remember being at a loose end one Saturday when Dave Cormier tweeted a link to a TAGSExplorer visualisation of all of the tweets hashtagged #rhizo14 and suggested each of us reached out to a few (five?) unconnected nodes and connected up with them. I did just that, and made some lovely new connections. So, if you’re at a loose end today, or at any time, how about sending a tweet to the unconnected nodes in this map? Each dot here represents one Twitter account, and if you hover over a dot if gives the twitter handle and details of whether they have tweeted, or been mentioned. I can’t see a way to embed the visualisation, but the link is here (and clicking through that link will lead you to instructions so you can make your own). Let me know how you get on 🙂

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6 Responses to Reaching out

  1. tellio says:

    This is a great idea and great facilitating. Are these folks truly unconnected or just very minimally connected? Is this a valid distinction. We can’t see the ones that are unconnected. I am writing a post right now thinking about the power AND limits of visualization, but your suggestion pulls at the power side of things. Thanks.

    • NomadWarMachine says:

      Thank you. Yes, as you say, we won’t find the really unconnected ones this way – and there will be some here who have been tweeted at who are not interested – and I am still thinking of ways to reach out to those who are unconnected but would like to be connected … Will look forward to your post 🙂

  2. dogtrax says:

    I did what you suggested — found someone on the outskirts of the TAGS — and read closely a piece they wrote, and responded with a poem. I love the possibility of inviting people back in by honoring what they are already doing.

  3. Naz-ife says:

    I did what you suggested too. Read a “not seemingly active” follower’s tweets and commented on it and asked a follow up question. We’ll see what happens. Power of reciprocation?

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